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Donn
06-23-2007, 07:13 PM
I have a question on the Holbein OPs. Is there any indication on the stick itself as to its color or color number? On their introductory box of 15 colors is there any ID of what the colors are?
Thanks.
Donn

LJW
06-23-2007, 07:27 PM
Don, I just replied to this in your other thread. I think the box of 15 probably does not, as that was the situation for individual Holbeins until recently. I can get individual Holbeins now in individual plastic containers which have a label indicating the colour name and a numeric code which identifies the value. I would check with Blick's on this to be see if you are getting the new packaging. I like to know what one's I've got. I have a few from earlier that I can't identify and I end up with duplicates when I think I'm buying new colours. Jane

Donn
06-23-2007, 11:07 PM
Thanks, Jane. I know the color names and numbers of the 15 sticks, and probably could ID most by the color. Now, whether they are the 1-5 shade, that would be a problem. According to the list, the Cad Orange is shade 5 and Cad yellow is shade 2. All the others are shade one except the non colors. One is shade 1, the other shade 5. Now I have no idea what those are. Maybe I can ID them from Jerry's site.
Thanks for your input.
I also take it, that they Holbeins are easier to blend than the Specialists.
Donn

Donn
06-23-2007, 11:48 PM
Don, I just replied to this in your other thread. I think the box of 15 probably does not, as that was the situation for individual Holbeins until recently. I can get individual Holbeins now in individual plastic containers which have a label indicating the colour name and a numeric code which identifies the value. I would check with Blick's on this to be see if you are getting the new packaging. I like to know what one's I've got. I have a few from earlier that I can't identify and I end up with duplicates when I think I'm buying new colours. Jane

:wave: For anyone interested, I found a way to ID the Holbein OPs. I went to their website and downloaded their catalog (pdf). On page 14 is their box of 225 sticks, all numbered and color identified. I printed it out on Photo paper and it looks like I might be able to match up any color pretty good.

Donn
06-24-2007, 12:03 AM
:wave: For anyone interested, I found a way to ID the Holbein OPs. I went to their website and downloaded their catalog (pdf). On page 14 is their box of 225 sticks, all numbered and color identified. I printed it out on Photo paper and it looks like I might be able to match up any color pretty good.
http://www.holbein.com .
Donn

:wave: :wave: :wave: WHOOPS, I GOT THEIR WEBSITE WRONG. THE CORRECT WEBSITE IS:
http://www.holbeinhk.com
Donn

hopalong
06-24-2007, 08:30 AM
Thanks Don. Nice to have

LJW
06-24-2007, 11:41 AM
Hi Donn, I printed out the photo of the five-packs from the site previously to try and match colours - it helps but it's not perfect. I'm posting a photo of the new individual packaging because I haven't yet seen it on any of the store websites or at Holbein's site. The label has the numeric identification on one side and the name on another. I've found that I can slip the OP a bit out of the plastic container and hold it that way to use it, helping to keep my hands clean. Jane

CarlyHardy
06-24-2007, 07:19 PM
Just thinking....if anyone else is like me, the sleeves come off the sticks quickly because I like to lay the pastel on its side for larger shapes of color.

Take a small piece of paper, make a stroke on it, then roll it and push into the plastic sleeve. Later when the stick is almost used up, you can identify which sleeve it belongs to easily by matching it to the paper stroke.

I haven't seen the new plastic sleeves. The last Holbeins I purchased came in small hard clear plastic boxes without any markings.

carly

LJW
06-24-2007, 08:02 PM
Thanks for the idea Carly. I tend to paint small, so I don't actually use the side of my OPs.

Donn, if you want to have a post removed you can send a Private Message to Pat, the Moderator, who has the ability to do this for you. Let her know what thread and what message. Jane

CarlyHardy
06-24-2007, 08:43 PM
Just for info...to have a post removed you can also click on the triangle in the corner and say "remove double post please"

:)

LJW
06-24-2007, 09:00 PM
Thanks, Carly. That's good to know. Jane

hopalong
06-25-2007, 08:31 AM
Great info here! Thanks

Donn
06-25-2007, 10:56 AM
Thanks, Carly and Jane for your information. My computer has the habit of sending a message before I tell it to, once in a while. And, like the incorrect web address for Holbein, it's good to know how to get it deleted.
I've ordered the 15 set of Holbeins from DB, so we'll see how they are identified (if they are), when I get them.
At this point, in learning OPs, I felt that the Holbein would be a bit easier to use than the Specialist, besides I have 3 samples of the Specialist coming and if I like them, I can order from open stock. They are less expensive than Holbein open stock. Besides the 20% off from DB helped a lot! Came out to being close to free postage/handling.
Thanks, again, for everyone's help.
Donn